Monday, January 23, 2012


It’s around that time when we all start planning our summer vacations… why not kick it off by picking up a Baggallini bag or tote? Baggallini Inc. was founded in 1995 by two veteran flight attendants, Dixie Powers and Ann Simmons, who recognized a need for organization when traveling. They also noted that organization did not mean that fashion had to be taken out of the equation. Their goal of a stylish, but highly functionable bag has been reached. Bottom line, Baggallini simply pledges to keep your peace of mind while traveling. Whether you’re rushing to the gate before your flight leaves, or getting in line to climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower, your tickets and camera will be in their own little compartment, safe and zippered away. The bags are available in many different colors from vibrant to subtle tones, along with alternative styles, including clutches, totes, and cross-body designs. They are also comprised of lightweight and water resistant fabric, ideal for any weather. So why don’t you come in and have a cheeky look-see? You never know, Baggallini may be all the inspiration you’ll need to plan that Argentinean getaway you’ve been dreaming of…

Monday, January 16, 2012

Heather Johnson

California College of the Arts graduate and designer Heather Johnson, has always found it ever so fascinating how people all over the world choose to adorn themselves in one way or another. That is why she chose to become part of the “adorner” world. In fact, it was this fascination that was the inspiration behind her businesses’ name, Primal Curiosities. In the past year, Heather’s hand-made line has taken off due to her darling, but cheeky hand warmers and cowl neck scarves. Did I mention they always come sprinkled with vintage buttons? I tease Heather and call her a fiber “snob,” however it is something very special and somewhat rare. She refuses to use anything but all natural fibers including some of her favorites, alpaca, merino wool and silk blends. Taking these modern adornments and adding a vintage flare of buttons seems to really be what draws people in. Both items when worn make anyone’s life cozy as well as effortless in everyday functions. Tasks such as texting and typing are easily done while wearing the hand warmers and the cowl neck scarves instantly envelop the neckline, not having to deal with loose ends as in other scarves. I rightly advocate coming into the shop and having a look-see. The weather is about to turn a bit chillier and Valentine’s Day is coming up….